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Virginia’s Department of Corrections has recently settled two lawsuits over its use of solitary confinement—a practice lawmakers are moving closer to abolishing.
A complaint filed in 2013 on behalf of 500 currently and formerly incarcerated youth alleged that they were assaulted and harassed by incarcerated adults and corrections staff in adult prisons and jails across the state.
Dawn R. Wolfe
The father of Nicole Rathmann says his daughter was “not made safe by employees” while incarcerated at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. She was one of 16 prisoners to die in state custody in August 2018.
With Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge, a Type Investigations Ida B. Wells Fellow and Appeal contributor.
Adam H. Johnson
Charges in each of four arrests of a city man were subsequently dropped. Now he has become one of a long line of New York City residents who have filed wrongful arrest lawsuits against the city.
The suit is the latest of at least three complaints filed against the Portage County Jail this year.
District Attorney Margaret Moore continues to face accusations that her office mishandles the prosecution of sex crimes.
A civil rights lawsuit claims officers pepper sprayed him, stripped him naked, and then surrounded him and beat him to death.
Sierra Castle alleges she faced discrimination and harassment after being placed in a men’s holding cell in the Cobb County, Georgia, jail.
Adrianna Thurman said she was informed by jail staff after her release that she had ‘slipped through the cracks.’
Katie Rose Quandt
A new proposal to abolish small police forces seeks to end the cycle of debt and incarceration.
The miniseries depicting a New York prison escape fails to show what happened to the men left behind.
More states are giving undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses, but many DMVs are sharing their information with ICE.
Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.
Then he ordered another officer to arrest the man.
The criminal court was funneling millions of dollars a year from poor communities.
A new lawsuit says Riverside County’s probation officers threaten to prosecute kids for ‘pre-delinquent’ behavior.